Articles from October, 2015

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner. Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m. The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.  

The weird and wacky Truth-O-Meters of late

National politics and claims from Georgia leaders have been keeping PolitiFact busy, but not so busy our scribes couldn't look into some stranger claims connected to the Peach State lately.  

Democrats to take debate stage

The first official debate of the 2016 Democratic race for president airs in prime-time Tuesday night from Las Vegas. The debate, which airs live at 9 p.m. on CNN, features frontrunner Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley and Jim Webb. PolitiFact will live Tweet during the debates and share fact-checks we’ve done of the candidates’ past statements. Check them a sampling below.  

Trump holds rally in Atlanta on Saturday

Everywhere Donald Trump goes, people anxiously await his next soundbite. And he rarely disappoints. Trump travels to Atlanta on Saturday to host a noon rally at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross. His visit comes after having his invite to a Red State meeting here in August rescinded because of a comment he made about a female debate moderator. Sometimes, his political enemies have tried to use his words against him. For instance, someone tweeted that Trump campaign hats with his "Make America Great Again" slogan were actually made in China. PolitiFact investigated and rated that attack Pants on Fire (Click headline to see more.)

A look at LGBT claims in Georgia

Gay rights issues - from marriage between same-sex couples to religious liberty proposals on the state level - have been in the news this year. As Atlanta prepares to celebrate the Pride Festival this weekend, we took the opportunity to take a look back at some of the statements and claims on those issues this year.  

Looking at local claims

Georgia political leaders and thinkers have made plenty of claims lately that have gotten lost in the din of presidential hopefuls. PolitiFact Georgia has paid attention, though, and checked out some of the statements from the Peach State. Read more on by clicking through on the headline.